If you’re like us, you have almost no interest in watching the 2016 Oscars. While Chris Rock will no doubt have a few interesting jabs he will get in against Hollywood, it’s probably not worth watching the hours-long show in its entirety. So if you’re looking for a better way to spend your Sunday TV time, here are a few suggestions.
1.) Tune Into HelloBeautiful’s BLOscars Social Media Coverage
Of course we’re going to kick of the list with our Oscars plan. We’ll be counting down our favorite performances of the year, as well as having a little fun poking fun at some of the show itself (we’ll keep an eye on it so you don’t have to). Follow us on Instagram and Periscope (@HelloBeautiful) to see all of the good times!
2.) Watch The Livestream Of A Benefit For Flint, MI.
Revolt.Tv will be live streaming #JusticeForTheCity , a benefit for the city of Flint, Michigan after residents have plagued with lead-contaminated water. Hosted by directors Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler and comedian Hannibal Buress, the event will bring some much-needed entertainment and resources to a city burdened by tragedy. Coogler said the benefit will “give a voice to the members of the community who were of the victims of the choices of the people in power who are paid to protect them, as well as provide them with a night of entertainment, unity and emotional healing.”
3.)Tune Into Fusion’s Coverage Of The All Def Movie Awards (ADMA)
Hosted by Tony Rock (brother of Chris Rock), the All Def Movie Awards are being billed as a direct competitor to this year’s #OscarsSoWhite show. With provocative categories like “Best Helpful White Person” and “Best Black Survivor In A Movie,” the show is sure to bring the laughs, as well as send a clear message. Will Smith will also be receiving a lifetime achievement award.
4.) Get Into The Oscars Boycotts In Your Hood
If you search hashtags on Facebook and Twitter, you may find that local bookstores, coffee shops and bars are hosting Anti-Oscars parties and screenings. It may be a great way to get out and meet the neighbors and have a laugh at the Oscars expense.
5.) Catch Up With Black Twitter While Watching Black Cinematic Classics
We can’t think of a better time to re-watch some of the greatest Black cinematic moments than Sunday night at a digital Black Twitter party. The Urban Daily will be watching and live-tweeting Straight Outta Compton, while April Reign, the #OscarsSoWhite creator, will be doing the same with The Wood.
Also keep in mind that many of the celebs boycotting the show (we’re looking at you, Snoop) will likely be Tweeting gems, so it’s probably a good idea to keep following those hashtags so you don’t miss any great moments.
Are you having an Oscars-boycott soiree? Tweet us your photos and we’ll share them Monday!